Selangor is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is considered one of the most developed states in Malaysia. The state capital of Selangor is Shah Alam. What are the things to do in Selangor Malaysia?
The state of Selangor of the most developed states in Malaysia and is blessed with modern infrastructure and facilities. It is the home of Sepang International Racing Circuit, Kuala Lumpur International Airport as well as Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia.
In this post, we will go through things to do in Selangor Malaysia Let’s get started!
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The Best Time To Travel To Selangor
Selangor has an average temperature of between 23°C to 33°C all year round. The wettest months have been between December to February.
The best time to visit Selangor is from April to October when the level of humidity and rainfall is low.
Things To Do In Selangor Malaysia
Selangor is a state located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is considered one of the most developed states in Malaysia. There are fun things to do in Selangor that will keep you busy for a few days.
Here is our list of things to do in Selangor Malaysia.
Explore Batu Caves
Batu cave is a limestone hill that is a cave with a temple inside. It is located around 13 km outside of Kuala Lumpur. It is a Malaysia National Treasury, Wildlife conservation zone, and popular Hindu pilgrimage site.
In Batu Cave, you will find a 42-meter Hindu deity statue called Murugan. To reach the temple inside the cave housing temple, you will need to climb 272 steps.
Batu Cave has been attracting Hindu pilgrimage for the last 120 years. Unlike visiting Ramayana Cave (Another Hindu temple in Batu Cave with a smaller size) Batu Cave is free of charge for all visitors.
Visit Chin Swee Cave Temple
Located in forests in Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Cave Temples occupy more than 28 acres of land. It is a Taoist temple erected to honor Reverend Master Chin Swee. He was an honorable monk from the Fujian province of China who had the ability to drive away evil spirits by summoning rain.
When you visit Chin Swee Cave Temple, you can see a beautifully build nine-story pagoda that has become a recognized landmark. Before you enter the pagoda, you will be greeted by a gigantic Buddha and Kuan Yin.
At the top of the Pagoda, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the forest and the surrounding area.
See The Putra Mosque in Putra Jaya
Putra Mosque is one of the most iconic buildings in Putra Jaya. This particular mosque has an elegant preying hall that can accommodate up to 1,500 people at one time.
The architecture of the Putra Mosque was inspired by the King Hassan Mosque of Morocco. However, you can find many Malay and Middle East influences in this beautiful mosque.
Putra Mosque is situated at the edge of one of the most scenic man-made lakes in Putra Jaya. The dome of the Mosque is made from rose-tinted granite. The minaret of this particular mosque stands at 116 meters high.
See Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz
Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Azis is one of the best places for visitors who want to learn about the former Selangor Sultan Salahudin Abdul Aziz Shah. The initial construction of the building was completed in 1909. However, the museum was open to the public in 1988 and was called Muzium Kenangan.
You will see loads of historic artifices which are all described both in Bahasa Malaysia and English. The building itself is also historic and well maintained and its staff is all very friendly.
The entrance was free but even if they charged an entrance fee it is worth a visit.
Explore Pulau Ketam
Pulau Ketam is also known as crab Island is situated off the coast of Klang Port. It is a small Chinese fishing village founded around 1880. The boat ride to and from the island takes up to about 1 hour. There is no road or car on Pulau Ketam. To get around you can walk or use a bike on the narrow concrete or wooden boardwalk.
Takes around 2 hours of walking to cover the entire fishing village. The main street of Pulau Ketam is always busy with visitors who want to eat seafood dishes in many restaurants available alongside the road.
Visit Bukit Malawati
Bukit Malawati or Malawati hill is a historical site in Selangor which shows some of Selangor’s fascinating history. On the hill stands a lighthouse, that was built by the English and is still operating today.
The lighthouse was first built by the Dutch more than three hundred years ago and then rebuilt by the English in 1902 on the same site. A small historical museum is located beside the lighthouse.
There once was a fortress of Malawati and the palace is located right behind the museum. However, today only the wall of the fortress and one stone structure of the palace is what remain. There is a Royal Cemetery on the hill as well.
Also, you can see monkeys. There are stalls selling food for the monkeys not really for humans! The monkeys are a little cheeky but friendly.
See Chilling Waterfall
The official name is Sungai Chilling fish sanctuary. However, people also call this beautiful waterfall different names such as Chilling Falls, Sungai Chilling waterfall, and so on.
Getting to the waterfall involves a 1 to 2 hours trek and crossing 5 river crossings. The main fall is decent and you can go for a dip there. Two upper-tier cascades are out of bounds.
Note that access to the Chilling waterfall was closed for a few months and is open only at the weekends. Check if it is open before going.
Visit Mah Meri Cultural Village
The Mah Meri tribe is one of 18 indigenous communities in Malaysia. This particular tribe is sometimes called the masked man of Malaysia. Mah Meri people are highly skillful in creating beautiful masks.
The area of the village is not big but you can spend a good time exploring the gallery to understand each story behind their masks, learn to blowpipe, or even try on their costumes.
The village is open for the whole year. However, March or April is the best time to visit Mah Meri village. During this time you can see the Hari Mojang festival.
Finally, Selangor is one of the most developed states in Malaysia. Selangor has a once cross-section of things to do from the cultural, historical, mosques, and much more. You can visit the Batu Caves to Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery, to Sepang International Circuit, there is no end to things to do in Selangor Malaysia.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Selangor Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you visit Selangor.